Testimonials

Jason Peters’ research on the medieval landscape of Huntingdonshire is warmly to be welcomed and recommended. He has used a commendable range of medieval documents, and the way that he has been able to relate them to each other to create a picture of the forest in the middle ages is really impressive. This is an excellent set of maps which sets a new standard for landscape historians.

Susan Oosthuizen PhD FSA

University Senior Lecturer in Historic Environment, Institute of Continuing Education, University of Cambridge, Madingley Hall, Madingley, Cambridge CB23 8AQ

Dear Jason,

Once again many warm thanks for the kind gift this morning. I have now liaised with the Archivist and he has placed the maps safely in his map and plan cabinet. Your letter though is cross-referenced with the entry for the Coucher Book in our manuscript catalogue; I made a list of the maps and so any reader in the future who may want to consult them has only to ask. I specified though that copyright remains with you, of course.

All good wishes,

Mark

Mark Statham, Head Librarian, The Gonville and Caius College Library, The Cockerell Building, Cambridge, England.

Dear Jason,

Thank you very much for the package of plans which arrived safely today. The colour ones, in particular, look very impressive and will be invaluable for local and landscape historians.

Wishing you every success with your project,

yours sincerely,

Nigel Lutt

Archivist/Ops Manager (Customer Service & Outreach), Tel: (01234) 228834 (ext: 42833), Bedfordshire & Luton Archives & Records Service

Dear Jason,

it is such a pleasure to be able to look at your work that you have so tirelessly put together. Whilst I have little knowledge of the Lost Landscapes, (being Australian), I do have an in-depth knowledge and compassionate feeling for historical plantations and landscape history. Well done, you will receive many accolades for your work I am sure.
Regards,

Anthony T. Johnson, JP, PhD.

Anthony T. Johnson, JP, PhD.

Dear Jason,

I am very pleased to say we have finally had the ‘Plan’ framed, in non-reflective glass and placed on our landing so that we can now thoroughly enjoy examining it! I’m so pleased with it, and so fascinated by it.

Maggie Smith, Cambridgeshire.

Maggie Smith, Cambridgeshire.

Dear Jason,

May I say how much I enjoyed your talk to the Friends of Hinchingbrooke House last week; most interesting and enlightening. It certainly opened our eyes to the past landscapes of Huntingdonshire. A tremendous amount of research and I admire your stamina for delving into ancient documents!

We have much to do to protect rural Cambridgeshire given the development pressures, and I’m sure an understanding of the historical context of our landscapes would help to inspire us.

Many thanks again for a most enjoyable evening,

Michael Monk, Chairman, CPRE Cambridgeshire & Peterborough.

Michael Monk, Chairman, CPRE Cambridgeshire & Peterborough.